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Published on June 11th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

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Vegan Food Pyramid: The Plant Plate

plate of vegetables

The USDA replaced the food pyramid with MyPlate a couple of years ago, and now the vegan community has a plant-based version: The Plant Plate!

The Plant Plate is part of Ginny Messina’s and JL Fields’s new book, Vegan for Her, which comes out on July 9th. The book focuses on – you guessed it – vegan nutrition specifically aimed at female vegans. Whether you’re a woman who’s only considering a vegan diet or you have been eating vegan for decades, this book is full of rock-solid nutritional advice.

Check out her Plant Plate, drawn by vegan illustrator Ari Evergreen:

The Plant Plate

I’m a long time fan of Ginny Messina and have been following her blog – The Vegan R.D. – for many years. She’s a registered dietitian who focuses solely on plant-based nutrition. Her advice is always level-headed and well researched. She’s not shy about busting vegan nutitional myths.

Don’t you just love this graphic? It’s beautiful, of course, but I think it also gives you a great feel – at a glance – of how you can structure your plant-based diet to get proper nutrition!

Image Credit: Plate of Vegetables photo via Shutterstock





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About the Author

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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